Healthy Chocolate Lava Cake
Ahead of holiday season and endless dinner parties, we bring to you the Bodyism chocolate lava cake. We’ve already spilled the (cacao) beans on the Bodyism Cafe’s number 1 favourite recipe, our Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. It’s time to present to you another delicious sweet treat in the form of a Chocolate Surprise. True to form we’ve used only good-for-you ingredients so that you can satisfy your chocolate cravings without sacrificing your health.
With all it’s health benefits, raw cacao is definitely the superhero ingredient of this recipe. The chocolate-y flavour, doesn’t hurt either. It’s important to note that raw cacao is not the same as the more commonly known “cocoa powder.” Whereas cocoa has been heated to high temperatures, destroying many of its nutritional benefits, raw cacao has undergone much less processing, leaving its goodness intact. You know the drill, raw cacao is the bean from the Theobroma cacao tree and technically it’s a salad!
Plus, did you know that raw cacao has a higher concentration of antioxidant flavonoids than blueberries? It’s also a great source of magnesium, essential for healthy brain function and building stronger bones. With endless health benefits, the right form of cacao can have anti-depressant, mood-elevating effects thanks to a compound called PEA, so you really can look good and feel good at the same time.
Who knew a chocolate dessert could be so good for you?
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.
In a large bowl, combine cacao, arrowroot, xylitol and vanilla powder, and set aside.
Put a small saucepan over a low heat and melt the coconut oil, cacao butter and honey. Once melted set aside.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the two whole eggs and additional yolk and whisk to incorporate.
Grease and line ramekins with coconut oil and spoon in the mixture. Place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
Once chilled, bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove and let stand for 1 minute.
Ease them out of the ramekins onto plates and dust with cacao powder.
Top Tip* Serve with fresh berries for an extra antioxidant boost (and a pop of colour).